Harold Drabkin

Harold Drabkin, Ph.D.

Senior Scientific Curator

Bar Harbor, ME

As part of the Gene Ontology (GO) project in the Mouse Genome Informatics Database System at The Jackson Laboratory, I participate in functional annotation of gene products ) using the GO, as well as contribute to the overall design and content of the Gene Ontology vocabulary. I am also a curator for the Protein Ontology Project, based at the Protein Information Resource at Georgetown University in D.C., focusing functional annotation of specific protein isoforms and other proteoforms (PTMs).

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Education and experience

Education

Ph.D., Biology, Wesleyan University, Middletown CT. 1977
BS, Biology, BA, Chemistry, University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT. 1972
Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA 1975,76

Experience

Sept. 1992, through Dec. 2000 Research Scientist in the laboratory of Dr. Uttam L. RajBhandary (through 1998) and Dr. Marylou Pardue (2000), Dept. of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
Mar. 1982 through Aug. 1992 Postdoctoral associate in the laboratory of Dr. Uttam L. RajBhandary, Dept. of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA.
Mar. 1980 through Feb. 1982 NIH Postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Uttam L. RajBhandary, Dept. of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA.
Sept. 1977 through Feb., 1980 Postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. M.A.Q. Siddiqui, Dept. of Biochemistry, Roche Institute of Molecular Biology, Nutley, NJ..
Jun, 1973 through Sept., 1977 Graduate student in the laboratory of Dr. Lewis N. Lukens, Dept. of Biology, Wesleyan University. Thesis: The Role Of Isoaccepting Transfer RNAs In Collagen Biosynthesis.

Teaching Experience

Spring 2008 Introduction to Biochemistry, College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, ME
Summer 2006 Jackson Laboratory Summer Intern Program. Mentored two students
Sept. 2000 to present Distance learning mentor, Introduction to Genetics for Non-Science majors, and Introductory Biology for Non-Science majors, The Charter Oak State College, New Britain, CT.
Jan. 1999 to Aug. 2000 Instructor for Undergraduate Projects Laboratory (Biotechnology I and III), Department of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA.
Fall, 1999 Advanced Undergraduate Seminar on “Non-conventional information transfer in biological systems”.
Apr., 1999 to Jun., 1999: Instructor in Cellular Biochemistry, Department of Biology, Northeastern University, Boston, MA.